Training and events are a rapidly growing part of the services that the DES provide to all of our schools in order to meet their current and future challenges. These important services aim to provide the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to members of our Catholic school communities so that they are able to provide the very best Catholic education to all the pupils in our schools. As such there is no cost for any of these events as they are covered by the DES annual charge.
All the training and events of the DES will be organised by our staff team at Don Bosco House (unless otherwise indicated.) We will aim to use a variety of venues in order to accommodate the needs of schools wherever possible.
We will aim to use a wide variety of the best providers from across the diocese, as well as nationally, as it is our intention to always provide the best possible service to our schools.
Wherever possible we will aim to provide delegates at any of our events the opportunity to provide feedback through evaluations. These will help us to improve the quality of presenters as well as help in determining the future content of training programmes and as such we would encourage all delegates to provide us with this feedback.
The information in the links below outline the general details for all events that are currently planned to be delivered. Where details are missing they will be provided in due course or are subject to final confirmation.
All delegates should be aware that these details are subject to change without prior notice if circumstances arise that are beyond our control.
If an event is overbooked we will always aim to run an additional date for this event where possible. We encourage early bookings for all our events as they tend to be very popular.
Bookings can normally be made online. Please notify us in advance or on arrival if you have any access requirements or you have any special dietary needs.
Please note that as a matter of professional courtesy we expect to be notified if any person is unable to attend an event for any reason, after the booking has been made.
Please follow the links below to find more information on the DES events and training, including details and location of all courses.